Mark Pinter on Y&R Showrunner Jill Farren Phelps: "She's a Woman Who Has a Great Allegiance to People"By Jamey Giddens on December 28, 2012
In the January 7 issue of Soap Opera Digest, veteran daytime actor Mark Pinter details how his friendship with showrunner Jill Farren Phelps helped him snag a recurring spot on The Young and the Restless. Said Pinter:
"You get jobs generally because of where you've been and if you're a director or producer, you want to work with people you've worked with before," Pinter notes. "I'm very appreciative of Jill. She's a woman who has a great allegiance to people and I don't know anybody who has worked with Jill who doesn't have great allegiance to her as well."
Veteran soap star Mark Pinter is heading to Genoa City. TV Guide's Michael Logan is reporting Pinter, best known as Grant Harrison on NBC's defunct soap Another World, has landed a juicy role on The Young and the Restless. According to the magazine, Pinter will play Marcus Wheeler, who is described as:
No. 10: EJ DiMera, Days of Our Lives
He may have played dirty to beat incumbent Mayor of Salem, U.S.A. Abe Carver (James Reynolds), but the filthier EJ DiMera (James Scott) gets on Days of Our Lives, the more we like him! Besides, "Honest" Abe and his campaign manager Jennifer Horton Deveraux (Melissa Reeves) ended up playing just as many foul tricks as Elvis and his PR-flack-with-benefits Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker) did during the nasty political battle.
What's that they say, if you can't beat 'em, cheat 'em? Jennifer Rose, your donut-making Gran would be appalled!
What is it about certain soap characters that make everyone in their respective fictional towns pitch tents in their trousers, and/or leave unfortunate puddles on their leather office furnishings? While soaps are filled with awesome lovers, we've decided to count down 15 soapers who must have Kryponite between their legs, because they tend to make much too many sane and seemly people go weak in the knees and in the head!
Former Another World diva Linda Dano and talk show host Dr. Oz were among the celebrities who turned out in support of Rosie O’Donnell’s (pictured above with wife Michelle Rounds and Dano) Building Dreams for Kids Gala Benefiting Rosie’s Theater Kids on October 15 in New York City. The gala was held at the New York Marriott Marquis. Other guests included Gayle King, Orfeh and Sia. See more photos after the jump! READ MORE
If Lindsay Lohan was a tree, what type of tree would she be? We may very well soon find out. According to TMZ, The View’s Barbara Walters has landed a one-on-one interview with the troubled tabloid favorite. Reportedly, Lohan has been reluctant to do sit down interviews. I can’t imagine why.
We're told LiLo has been hesitant about sit-down interviews because she fears being asked questions she's not prepared for. But our sources say Lindsay trusts Barbara not to take things too far. READ MORE